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2,062 Weapons Swapped for Gift Cards During LAPD Gun Buyback Event

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This Saturday's annual Los Angeles Police Department gun buyback event netted the authorities 2,062 weapons surrendered in exchange for Ralphs and Visa gift cards, according to L.A. Now. Among the weapons dropped off were "a black Uzi machine pistol with a massive silencer," as well as "Tommy guns [and] vintage WWII rifles."

The weapons could be broken down into the following categories: "953 handguns, 688 rifles, 330 shotguns and 91 assault-style rifles." The 2,062 figure is nearly 500 fewer weapons than collected last year.

The weapons are first checked to see if they are stolen. If they are not, they are destroyed.

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